Gabriel de Saint-Aubin

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Saint-Aubin, Gabriel de


Born Apr. 14, 1724, in Paris; died there Feb. 14, 1780. French graphic artist and engraver.

Saint-Aubin studied with J.-B. Sarrazin. He depicted scenes from the life of various strata of Parisian society, devoting much attention to the worlds of art, the theater, and science. His works included pencil, pen, and sanguine drawings, water-colors, and gouaches, often in various combinations. These works, like his etchings, were marked by vividness, keen observation, and skill and ease of execution. He was also a painter.


Lazarev, V. N. “Gabriel’ de Sent-Oben.” In his Starye evropeiskie mastera. Moscow, 1974. Pages 261–99.
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(The French crown there acquired 1061 drawings for 58,000 livres.) A number of extant annotated copies of Basan's sale catalogue --particularly three respectively situated in the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, a Paris private collection and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (this last illustrated by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin)--have formed the basis for the authors' research into all of Mariette's drawings.